A unique chance to discover how First Emperor’s real warriors would have trained in ancient China more than 2,000 years ago.
What sort of warrior would you have made? As well as seeing demonstrations facilitated by Britain’s leading sports scientists, you will have the chance to test out your own strength and fitness.
How much has changed? This special event will compare modern day training techniques to the ones used by the Terracotta Warriors, using expertise from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Head of Strength and Conditioning Carl Langan-Evans with advice from Dr Xin Liu, international historian, at the LJMU History Department.
LJMU graduates and combat athletes Liam Molloy and Joe Phillips will be doing a demonstration. They were supported by LJMU Head of Strength and Conditioning Carl Langan-Evans during their studies so that they could combine academia and sport.
Liam, who graduates with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science, is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athlete and a Full Contact Contender (FCC) amateur featherweight champion. Joe, who has trained as a boxer, also studied Sport and Exercise Science and undertook a strength and conditioning internship with LJMU in his final year, working with men's basketball team and women's rugby to improve their athletic performance, and also helping Liam towards a recent amateur title win. He will soon start an MSc Strength and conditioning postgraduate course at LJMU.
Visitors to the event will be able to examine their jumping power, plus whole body and grip strength, while learning what a Terracotta Warrior would eat and how they would mentally prepare, compared to today’s athletes.